Diet and Water: the importance of water in a diet

February 22, 2010

Diets & Nutrition

You do not have to drink full glasses at a time, but at least small often sips. (…) However, water remains the best drink to quench thirst and it also has a very important quality: it is nonfattening.

You may already know that the body is 70% water and 30% in bone tissue. Water is vital a drink for our body. Many women drink less water, thinking that it bloats them. Well, not really! The less water you drink, the more your cells will retain more water. Conversely, if your body retains water, you have to drink 8-10 cups a day.

Liquids consumed do not only eliminate through urine, but also by: skin, lungs, faeces. The general knowledge, according to which fat people retain water, is false. The percentage of water in their body is below normal, so they suffer from dehydration.

Water is an indispensable element not only in a diet, but all the time.

1. It mainly has a purifying role. With urine, the kidneys remove organic wastes (urea, uric acid). During the weight-loss diet, these wastes are in larger quantities, so you need to drink more water than usual;
2. It calms stomach cramps and removes the feeling of being hungry;
3. It is a good natural diuretic. The more you drink, the more you urinate;
4. Water hydrates all tissues, including muscle and skin tone, that provides elasticity;
5. It prevents constipation by hydrating food waste.

Drinking water is a habit we need to keep for the rest of our lives. While working out drinking water is really important.

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